Archbishop McCarthy High School’s mission of educating the whole person is reinforced by varied extra curricular activities.
According to one of our students:
“There is no excuse for not getting involved at Archbishop McCarthy. The biggest decision is to choose which clubs to join because there are so many.”
For a list of the Honor Societies please look under Academics.
Below you will find a list of the clubs available.
Anime Club – We are a club meeting weekly to view and discuss Japanese animation, characters, drawing characters, and Japanese culture such as language, music, food, manga and video games/technology, and much, much more!
Art Club – The Archbishop McCarthy High School Art Club provides a creative environment for students interested in developing artistic abilities. Student-led workshops help students hone the artistic skills of art club memebers. Students also participate in contests and artistic projects in and around the school to promote creativity and teamwork.
Band - The Instrumental music program consists of a Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and colorguard. These groups meet on a weekly basis to rehearse their musical repertoire in preparation for in-house as well as numerous community performances. Each of these instrumental groups perform at many venues throughout the school year, including our school’s home football games, Open House, Christmas and Spring Concerts.The Band Program is affiliated with the Florida Band Masters Association (FBA). Students are given the opportunity to participate in state music competitions and adjudicated performances to enhance their individual skills as a performer. Ms. Mindy Nixon, Band Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chess Team – When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for students at the Catholic high school level to learn to think, a chess team must be formed! It was for this reason that our AMHS Chess Team was founded in August, 2004. The purpose of the team is to compete in USCF tournaments at the local, regional, state and national level. Chess is an art form and a science. It is a hobby, a pass time, and a passion. Chess is both simple to learn and mysteriously difficult to master. Any fool can move a chess piece, but it takes a master to understand their movement. To be successful a person must fall in love with chess.
Environmental Club – The main focus of the Environmental Club is to get involved, learn about, help protect, and promote awareness of issues dealing with the environment, all while having fun. All members are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible that help promote the conservation and protection of Earth’s resources. Environmental Club members are also required to promote and participate in our schoolwide recycling projects which are designed to involve faculty, staff, students, and parents of Archbishop McCarthy.
Future Nurses of America – This club is for students interested in becoming nurses or doctors. They hold several field trips a year to investigate theses fields.
French Club – The French Club is primarily a social organization which unites those students who are studying French or who have a love of French culture. Meetings are held monthly or bi-weekly after school on a monthly basis. Activities include visits to a French restaurant, movies, petanque, etc. Bake sales are the primary source for funds which support the club activities.
Friends of Animals – Friends of Animals is a club specifically for animal lovers. We collect supplies for animal shelters, find homes for unwanted animals, and take field trips to learn about animals and how to protect them. This club is open to students in any grade. All you need is an interest in animals and their welfare. We accept new members every fall and generally meet twice a month.
Florida Future Educators – This club is for students interested in becoming teachers or administrators in either public or private school.
Future Business Leaders of America – Future Business Leaders of America is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world! A quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business. It’s simple. We have developed a unique value program that excites students, faculty and administrators, and business professionals to join our organization. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state and national levels, then FBLA-PBL is the organization for you.
International Thespian Society - ITS has been working since 1929 to honor excellence among students of theatre and support the work of theatre educators. Originally focused on theatre in high schools, ITS has in recent years broadened the scope of its mission to embrace the concept of theatre as an instrument of lifelong learning and has expanded its membership to include students and teachers in middle schools, and college students preparing for careers in theater education.
The Archbishop McCarthy ITS Troupe 6164 is an award winning program that over the year has won over 100 superior ratings at a district and state level. We compete in every category including monologues, solos, duet acting and singing, small and large group ensembles and a one act play. This is a wonderful learning experience for any student interested in the theatrical arts.
Interact – The Interact Club is a high school service organization that is affiliated with Rotary International. McCarthy’s Interact Chapter is sponsored by the Cooper City/Davie Rotary and focuses on creating friendship and goodwill within the local and international communities. Toward such ends, Interact engages in community service projects, the development of leadership skills, and international student exchange programs.
Link Crew – Link Crew is a positive and high energy orientation program for incoming freshmen. Link Crew offers new students the opportunity to meet with junior and senior Link Crew leaders in small groups to explore the strategies necessary for success in high school. Freshmen are afforded the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends in a comfortable and relaxed environment. A year long program includes both social and academic follow up activities. Students may apply to become a Link Crew leader during their sophomore and junior year.
Media Center Book Club - The mission of the Media Center Book Club is to promote and encourage reading throughout the school population, and through its members incite a passion and love for literature. The club conducts monthly book talks, and every month a student volunteers to lead the talk and also chooses the book of the month. All students are invited to attend and participate in the discussions.
Newspaper / Journalism – The Maverick Post newspaper club is an award winning newspaper and member of the International Honor Society Quill and Scroll. The newspaper meets weekly to discuss current events, write articles, edit works, and produce the monthly student newspaper. The club takes field trips to the Miami Herald, takes photographs at sports and activities, and works on developing young journalism students with internships to the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald. In order to be an active member, students are required to cover local news events, school related activities, and complete online research in a professional manner.
Key Club – Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build and serve their schools and communities.
Maverick Zoo – The Maverick Zoo is a club for those students that have contagious school spirit. The club meets weekly to make & hang posters to advertise for the athletic events of the week. Maniacs are the loyal and enthusiastic fans that attend games throughout the year. Members also received rewards such as t-shirts, magnets and clings for their cars for attending the games.
Maverick Television Club – Our club produces a TV episode airing bi-weekly that covers sporting events, school activities, and hilarious skits and commercials. If you are interested in writing, editing, camera work or being a star, come out and join Archbishop’s version of the not ready for prime time players.
Model United Nations – Model United Nations or Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In Model UN, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session of the UN. Students research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. In the past five years the club has attended simulations at Harvard, Catholic University, UF, FIU and several others.
National English Honor Society / Literary Club – Founded and endorsed by Sigma Tau Delta, the NEHS is the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Individual high schools are invited to petition for a local chapter, through which individuals may be inducted into Society membership. Immediate benefits of affiliation will be national recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for national networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in, the language arts. Eventually NEHS will hold conferences and provide ways to link NEHS with other honor societies and with organizations related to the field of English.
Science Club – The science club promotes curiosity and a sense of wonder. Serves as a mean to satisfy the human need to understand ourselves, and care about others. As a member of the science club students expand their knowledge about the surrounding environment encouraging lifelong exploration.
SADD/SWAT Club – The SADD and SWAT Club at AMHS exists “To provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions (www.sadd.org).” Students accomplish this mission through organizing and implementing events such as the Red Ribbon Campaign against drug use, the Prom Promise Presentation emphasizing a safe alcohol-free prom, and anti-tobacco campaigns
Student Ambassadors – The student ambassador program was created in 1998 to maximize student talents in the areas of leadership and community support. Members of the school community, teachers, and administrators of Archbishop McCarthy High School select students to this most prestigious organization. We envision these students as our Ambassadors.
Technology/Media Club – The Technology/Media Club works to promote technology and reading in the school, as it provides aid in media technology to its members. The Technology/Media Club also plans an educational trip annually in the spring season to help enhance the club members in the advancement of technology and its practical use.
Student Government – The purpose of student government is to build a sense of family in the school and to encourage enhancing student leadership skills in order to be nominated and voted for the various positions. Student Government raises money for the school and administers student oriented events such as pep rallies, Homecoming and Senior Prom.
Support Our Troops - This group is a non-political organization dedicated to “Caring for those who have born the battle”. In support of that goal the club provides gifts and goodies to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. We write get well cards to wounded warriors, donate books to Navy ships, and in general seek ways to show our concern and gratitude to our armed forces.